Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Des Gars Dans La Cuisine - Paris

Some Boys Can Cook
The name of this restaurant translates into "Boys in the Kitchen." Pingle and I visited after a weekend spent in Sevilla, Spain. Why do I brag? Sorry, don't mean to - there's a point. I didn't get to eat Gazpacho while in Spain and was regretting that when I peered at the top of the Des Gars menu. Voila - Gazpacho! While I waited for it to arrive, second-guessing took over. What the hell was I doing ordering Gazpacho in Paris? One spoonful into it and all questions were put to rest - it was rich, zesty and deliciously cooling.


Pingle did the "girl thing" and ordered "just a salad." This was one hell of a salad though - grilled prawns coated with sesame seeds on a bed of lettuce with some kind of anchovy ceaser dressing. I took a few bites - it was pretty tasty. Pingle told me she'd come back over and over just to eat this.

My main was a tad disappointing - not in execution - it just didn't line up with my palate. Chunks of pork, wrapped in bacon, wading in a pool of pear-flavored soup.

It's a lively, hip spot with plenty of swank - as you can see here.

The windows sit right on the street, so close in fact that passersby can't help but look in when they catch a whiff. This is a place that deserves a re-visit or two, I have a feeling most of what the boys are making in the kitchen is pretty damned good.
3rd Arondissement
Paris

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6 comments:

  1. This place is mama-mia... very very very good! I think this is the best caesar salad I ever had. FN didn't put load the photo of the butter I took... that was good too!

    We have to go back for dessert!!

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  2. Wow, the best caesar salad ever in your whole long life? Impressive!

    I agree, we should go back again - but for a full meal with dessert too.

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  3. that looks like a very cool little place. the food looks good too. i hope you guys are in paris for a whiles so i can enjoy spying on your meals.

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  4. @yutjangsah - I am Paris kinda sorta medium-term-ish. Pingle is lucky, she gets to leave soon and then come back later.

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  5. Have you ever tried their brunch? Some of it seems overpriced. Did you think the ratio quality/price was acceptable?

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  6. @LM - Here's the secret - get your company to pay for all your food. Sorry - not bragging, that's just my situation - I get reimbursed for my food, if that weren't the case, I wouldn't eat out in Paris at all, it is ALL overpriced and ridiculous.

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